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  • Fort Lee Troops And Police Take On Protesters in “Anti-Terrorism” Drill

    http://www.blacklistednews.com/news-5468-0-22-22--.html

    Fort Lee Troops And Police Take On Protesters in “Anti-Terrorism” Drill

    FORT LEE - Some of the soldiers meeting today's tough military standards put their skills to the test this morning at Fort Lee.

    It's part of a three day long anti-terrorism drill.

    The Army post staged a fake protest to show how well soldiers and Fort Lee Police are equipped handle the situation.

    As the protestors make their way towards the fence that separates Fort Lee from the rest of the world, Police and soldiers gear up for a possible confrontation.

    That's exactly what Colonel Mike Morrow, Fort Lee's Garrison Commander expects. "We train our solders as realistically as we can, to protect for us as a garrison, other soldiers and families on the post".

    As the chants grow louder and the protesters get angrier, the scenario changes from training exercise to being real life in just a matter of seconds

    Fort Lee Chief of Police Joe Metzger wound up right in the middle as the protesters made there way to the fence. "Yea you forget because you're thinking in your mind how you're going to interact with these people. How you're going to keep things calm, how are you going to get the questions answered" says Metzger.

    Specialist Nick Hulsey was one of the soldiers participating "The demonstrators, they had rounded up, they were all acting, but they did an excellent job, they looked like they were seriously agitated at something".

    It takes weeks to plan out an anti-terrorism training exercise that combines the civilian base police with active duty soldiers.

    Chief Metzger says in times of emergency's everyone has to work together "We forget one's wearing blue, one's wearing a uniform. We all come together for the same cause".

    While the protesters are all volunteers, when they leave the training is far from over.

    The exercise will last three days with Soldiers and Fort Lee Police going over all aspects of protecting of the military installation whether its protesters or terrorists.

    Private Tiffany Saunders was another solider who participated "I learned over here we also have missions back in the U-S to protect our families and friends and this is a part of doing so".

  • #2
    Originally posted by doucmpuppiespn View Post
    Private Tiffany Saunders was another solider who participated "I learned over here we also have missions back in the U-S to protect our families and friends and this is a part of doing so".
    So that's how they'll get our military to move against us. "To protect our families and friends". From all the right-wing nutjobs - us.
    "If Howdy Doody runs against him, I'm voting for the puppet." - SkyOwl's Wife, 2012

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    • #3
      So, protestors are now concidered terrorists. Here we go. When I was in the service we were taught to protect our citizens not fight them. :mad:

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      • #4
        [When I was in the service we were taught to protect our citizens not fight them.]

        On May 4th, 1970, similarly trained individuals fired on and killed 4 unarmed student protesters and wounded nine others. While stationed NAS Millington in the fall of 1972, I became aware that the base's Ready Reactionary Force had orders to "shoot to kill" individuals who while protesting actions in southeast Asia breached a specified boundary. Review the actions of the military at wounded knee in both years 1890 and 1973. Don't think for a second that when the time comes, our military forces wont place us in their cross hairs. Given the governments propensity for involvement in other nations' affairs the military forces providing our "security" may be wearing United Nations blue or flying a flag with a red back ground and red stars .... the possibilities are endless.
        O.W.
        Things are seldom what they seem.

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        • #5
          Posse Comitatus. US Military troops will not be used to police US citizens on our soil. Congress & the Supreme Court would not allow it. Besides that, MANY soldiers & officers would refuse it as an illegal order.

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          • #6
            [Posse Comitatus. US Military troops will not be used to police US citizens on our soil. Congress & the Supreme Court would not allow it.]

            If congress and / or the supreme court would step up and perform their duty, this nation .... our society, would not be goig in this present direction. The WTO dictates to our government what crops we grow and when and where we grow them ..... the WHO is the driving force behind the current H1N1 virus / vaccine issue. The chief executive recently authorized Canadian armed forces to conduct security operations inside our nation's borders .... I'm not certain as to whether this arraingment has been extende to the Mexican folks. Northcom ....the enforcement arm of FEMA is 400,000 man strong. There are many more issues that will detrimentally affect each and every one of us but will require enforcement. Are you NOT paying attention?
            O.W.
            Things are seldom what they seem.

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            • #7
              I pay very close attention to what is going on, but try to avoid Chicken Little Syndrome at the same time. Half of the "news" posted on this and other similar sites is BS. Someone reads an online article and then posts links to it all over the place, without any fact checking. When I see an article or bit of news that concerns me, I look into it myself and them form my own opinion. Like your 400,000 number for FEMA. FEMA has about 3,000 employee's and 4,000 stand-by employee's. That is total headcount. Where did you come up with 400,000 and how do you think Northern Command plays into it?

              I absolutely think we are heading straight for disaster, but I think a lot of people twist very simply situations to try and justify why they think we are on the brink. Very little is backed up by fact anymore. Just because it is written on the Internet, does not make it fact. To many opinions that are represented as facts.

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              • #8
                Like your 400,000 number for FEMA. FEMA has about 3,000 employee's and 4,000 stand-by employee's. That is total headcount. Where did you come up with 400,000
                The Pentagon has approached Congress to grant the Secretary of Defense the authority to post almost 400,000 military personnel throughout the United States in times of emergency or a major disaster.

                This request has already occasioned a dispute with the nation’s governors. And it raises the prospect of U.S. military personnel patrolling the streets of the United States, in conflict with the Posse Comitatus Act of 1878.

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                • #9
                  Originally posted by doucmpuppiespn View Post
                  The Pentagon has approached Congress to grant the Secretary of Defense the authority to post almost 400,000 military personnel throughout the United States in times of emergency or a major disaster.

                  This request has already occasioned a dispute with the nation’s governors. And it raises the prospect of U.S. military personnel patrolling the streets of the United States, in conflict with the Posse Comitatus Act of 1878.
                  Ok, so they approached Congress. But nothing has been approved or granted. And like you said, the governors are and would be pissed. The governors also control the NG.

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                  • #10
                    avking i would hope you are right but at the same time i am sorta laughing because you have no way of knowing that it take one young buck green horn to start firing in a tense situation and the rest is history i admire your optamism though
                    the pack that plays together stays together

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                    • #11
                      [Like your 400,000 number for FEMA. FEMA has about 3,000 employee's and 4,000 stand-by employee's. That is total headcount. Where did you come up with 400,000 and how do you think Northern Command plays into it]

                      I didn't say FEMA had 400,000 employees ... perhaps you're thinking of a different posting / thread. I said NorthCom now has approximately 400,000 troops for domestic assignment. NorthCom is or will soon be enforcing at FEMA's direction.

                      [I absolutely think we are heading straight for disaster]

                      What makes you say such, could you provide some resources or links to valid articles that have brought you to this conclusion. I am not very informed and would like to educate myself, if you can assist me I will greatly appreciate your contribution.
                      O.W.
                      Things are seldom what they seem.

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                      • #12
                        I do not consider myself optimistic, I consider it realistic. I agree with the premise of this site, that prepping is essential. I have probably been doing it longer than most of us on here (just a guess, over two decades).

                        But, I think we are taking some pretty big leaps thinking that we are close to a new revolution or seeing american troops patrolling our neighborhoods. It is MHO that the vast majority of the population just does not care what goes on and will fold to the will, without the need to put troops on the streets. But, I think our pro-gun and pro-hunting lobby is very strong and will stop many of the initiatives you are reading about recently. Remember, that the past couple years has seen some very big wins in the pro-gun arena and they are not easily erased, in the short term.

                        I think our biggest concern is still the economy. I don't think the recesion is over, not by a long shot, I think round two is right around the corner. And, round two is going to by much worse. This is of course, just my opinion, based on my analysis and views of the financial markets, federal economy issues, etc. Commercial loan defaults are going though the roof and will make the real estate defaults look like nothing, if it is not gotten under control.

                        Our second biggest concern has to be inflation. We are spending at a rate that can not be sustained and WILL result in significant inflation. I do not know how old many of you are, but some of us remember when mortgage rates were in the teens.

                        Hyper inflation is a real possibility, and that would cause a global depression on the level no one has seen or can imagine. It happened in a couple African countries, so it is possible. I don't know if we will get to that point, but it is something that worries me and is my current motivator for continuously improving my preperations.

                        But, even with all those concerns, I do not think we are going to see troops on the streets. NG, under the control of a governor, in major metro's, I could see. But only for limited time periods. As far as the UN sending a force to police our country, I think whoever made that up is a novelist trying out his next story.

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                        • #13
                          Originally posted by Oscar Wilde View Post
                          [Like your 400,000 number for FEMA. FEMA has about 3,000 employee's and 4,000 stand-by employee's. That is total headcount. Where did you come up with 400,000 and how do you think Northern Command plays into it]

                          I didn't say FEMA had 400,000 employees ... perhaps you're thinking of a different posting / thread. I said NorthCom now has approximately 400,000 troops for domestic assignment. NorthCom is or will soon be enforcing at FEMA's direction.

                          [I absolutely think we are heading straight for disaster]

                          What makes you say such, could you provide some resources or links to valid articles that have brought you to this conclusion. I am not very informed and would like to educate myself, if you can assist me I will greatly appreciate your contribution.
                          O.W.
                          Sorry, mis-read your post about Northern Command. Thought it was referncing FEMA.

                          The post above this one is why I feel we are heading for disaster. It is my observations of an industry I have worked in my entire life, so no news articles. I don't form my opinions or thoughts through news articles or links. I do my own research and come to my own conclusions. They are by no means always right, hell, I never saw the recent real estate bust coming until it was to late. I figured on a correction, but not what we saw, so I do not feel I am infallable by any means.

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                          • #14
                            [But, I think we are taking some pretty big leaps thinking that we are close to a new revolution or seeing american troops patrolling our neighborhoods.]

                            Let's see .... my memory isn't what it used to be..... recentley ..... NG troops assisting with civil police duties in ....Selma, Alabama? Someone please correct me if I err. Checkpoints in .... North Carolina? Indiana? Tennessee?There have been ....1...2...3.... too many for me to count / keep track of ..... "exercises" involving our troops meandering the streets of our cities under the guise of preparing for urban operations abroad.

                            No .... there won't be a revolution per sey. The checks are in place to suppress that sort of thing. What is happening is constraints are being applied to us at a rapid pace to the point of being overwhelmed. Eventually resistance will begin to appear .....well in fact resistance is occurring now ....soon ....NorthCom, Xe ....aka Blackwater and others will be assisting with implementing federal goverment policies for our "protection".

                            [It is MHO that the vast majority of the population just does not care what goes on and will fold to the will.]

                            These are refered to as sheeple and when the sheeple start to become .... uncomfortable, they will become less than cooperative. There will be a need for someone to pacify these malcontents....to keep them reigned in so to speak. Rest assured there will be troops .... somebodies troops, on the streets "assisting" folks who might be having difficulty comprehending / complying with unconstitutional directives provided by the president.

                            Eventually we will all be at each other's throats in some form or fashion.

                            [But, I think our pro-gun and pro-hunting lobby is very strong and will stop many of the initiatives you are reading about recently. Remember, that the past couple years has seen some very big wins in the pro-gun arena and they are not easily erased, in the short term.]

                            The fact that ANY amendment of our Bill of Rights is targeted for debate indicates a disregard of our will, and should have set off alarms a hundred years ago. And each of us has taken an interest in NOT the Bill of rights as an entire document but in a specific amendment that addresses our personal interests .... which by the way was one of the many tactics employed that kept us divided as a society.
                            O.W.
                            Things are seldom what they seem.

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                            • #15
                              Posse Comitatus does not apply to the National Guard, when under the command of the Governor of it's home state. That is why they have been used in the past and will be used in the future. But, they are not under the control of Northern Command when activated on US Soil.

                              I personally agree with your comments re: the Constitution and Bill of Rights. But, your statement re: the will of the majority may or may not be correct. No one really knows. Does the majority support the 2nd Amendment? No one can really say, as it has never been put on a ballot. Unfortunately, the will of the people can modify the Constitution and strictly limit or remove the 2nd Amendment. The Founding Fathers built that into the process. I think that the majority does support the 2nd Amendment, but that is my personal WAG.

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